The Full Works Concert - Friday 31 January 2014: Classic FM on Tour

Jane Jones rounds off our week celebrating our orchestral partners with a two-hour concert of great recordings from the Royal Northern Sinfonia - Classic FM's Orchestra in the North-East of England.

The Royal Northern Sinfonia is Classic FM’s Orchestra in North-East England and at The Sage Gateshead.

The ensemble has built a distinctive reputation as a fresh thinking, versatile orchestra, performing repertoire spanning three centuries and regularly commissioned new work. The orchestra’s work includes concerts, broadcasts, recordings, national and international touring with its Music Director Thomas Zehetmair, Principal Conductors Simon Halsey, John Wilson and Mario Venzago and guest artists.

The Northern Sinfonia became 'Royal' Northern Sinfonia in June 2013, after the title was bestowed on the orchestra by HM the Queen.

Tonight we hear it playing works by Mozart, Finzi and Haydn - with a full performance of Schubert's Sixth Symphony.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.22 in E flat major
Imogen Cooper leads the Royal Northern Sinfonia from the keyboard

Franz Schubert: Symphony No.6 in C major
Thomas Zehetmair conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia

Gerald Finzi: Romance in E flat major
Howard Griffiths conducts the Royal Northern Sinfonia

Josef Haydn: Cello Concerto No.2 in D major
Antonio Meneses leads the Royal Northern Sinfonia from the cello